I thought it best to copy/paste the original thread on this subject, as I dont want anyone to miss it! Particularly those who may think of trying to book one.
Thank you CT for asking!
Date: 07-24-05 19:31
We had a choice between a balcony cabin on the Lido deck, or a wheelchair accessable balcony cabin on the Caribe (hmm or was it the Baja) deck. We choose the Lido deck (L218). I hear the wheelchair accessable cabins are bigger and better .. have we made the wrong choice?
Date: 07-24-05 19:33
Forgot to say in my post above that is with the Grand Princess
Date: 07-24-05 21:17
I would say that you made the right choice, as the wheelchair accessable cabins are reserved for people who need them! If your TA offered that cabin to you, he/she was mistaken.
Date: 07-27-05 20:38
That was my thought too, but then I read some other posts on booking wheelchair accessable cabins. Some comments I found were that you have a better chance of getting upgraded from that cabin. Also people said the extra space in the bathroom is nice to have if the cabin is not required and you don't get upgraded. I also read that they have more of these rooms than needed per cruise.
Date: 07-28-05 10:32
CT, you'll hear those things only from people who don't NEED a wheelchair accessable cabin. Talk to those who do need it, and you'll see that there are not enough of those cabins to go around! It's a terrible thing to take it away from someone who needs it. The reason the cabins and bathrooms are larger is that they are large enough for someone in a wheelchair to get around, and wheel into the shower.
I hope you never find yourself in that position!